3 am call: “Mrs X has a blood sugar of 23. Come and deal with it.”
“I think my insulin pen is called something like Solostar.”
The respiratory doctors started high dose prednisolone, and the patient’s glucose is 18. What is the blood glucose target for this patient admitted with an acute coronary syndrome?
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